Meet the Pioneers!



Photo credit: Thomas Farnetti

Axis—in conjunction with Social Art Network—are proud to announce the launch of their Social ARTery Pioneers programme to assist in the development of a new online platform for social practice artists.

The Social ARTery is an interactive online exchange platform that helps facilitate remote collaboration and creative making. Conceived in response to the growth of community-centred art making and the current need for better digital solutions to support participatory work as a result of Covid-19, the platform represents an alternative to mainstream social media sites, to create and present participatory art innovatively, run workshops, host peer-to-peer meetups and archive the learnings for the benefit of the wider artistic community.

The ARTery project team, comprising R.M Sánchez-Camus (Lead Artist), Lucy Wright (Social Producer), Mark Smith (Axis Executive Director), Daniela Liberati (Project Coordinator) and John Whall (Digital Mentoring Support) will be working closely with the Pioneers to trial the platform, currently in Beta format, before it becomes more widely accessible to artists.

If you would like to stay in touch with the development of the ARTery and be the first to know about future activities and opportunities, you can join the mailing list here

The Pioneers are:

Sandra Bouguerch


Cath Carver

Cath Carver

COLOURWORXX.  Artwork credit: Antonis Papamichael

Niki Colclough


Image from ACTIVATIONS workshop, with thanks to Brit Seaton

Sarah Dixon & Sharon Bennett


The Bureau for the Validation of Art. Photo credit: Jules Lister

Bronia Evers

Bronia Ever - Dogtail Soup - Image Credit_ David Reeve

Dogtail Soup. Photo credit: David Reeve

Rik Fisher


Anna Francis


James Harrington & Jennifer Booth

SAN Sheffield - Image Credit_ Jennifer Booth and James Harrington


SAN Sheffield. Photo credit: Jennifer Booth and James Harrington

Pete Kinsington, Preston Street Union

Preston Street Union - Credit_ PSU - 2

Photo credit: Preston Street Union

Lady Kitt

Lady Kitt - _Credits_ Kev Howard and Sofia Barton_-  

Gil Mualem-Doron

Gil Mualem-Doron

No Man's Land

Kajal Nisha Patel


Shonagh Short

Shonagh Short 


Anna Smith

Anna Smith _You, Me, the World and Redbridge 2019_20_ Credits_ Marcus Hessenberg

You, Me, the World and Redbridge. Photo credit: Marcus Hessenberg. 

Simon Tyszko

Simon Tyszko

Photo credit: Isotopica 

Jo Wheeler